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Subaru Legacy/Outback 2005+



  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
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  • kevin111kevin111 Posts: 991
    "i am also amazed at how strong some of our members are here. i cant visit a dealership unless i know i am buying a car. "

    - Why do you think I passed up a test drive on an STi??????!!!!!! ;-)
  • k9nolesk9noles Posts: 14
    Woo-hoo! Wife and I just took delivery of HER Atlantic Blue, taupe interior Legacy GT Limited sedan 5MT last night. (Yes, the lady had to get back to a 5 speed-been hearing about that for last 2 years!)

    One of the first of its kind to show up in the Boulder, CO area, we're told-Got some serious looks all the way home.

    Beautiful handling, great accel-let those RPMs climb a bit and boom! First time we saw it, we owned it! Usually wouldn't do that, but got it for 3% over invoice by ordering in April. Dealer says that price is just a dream now...MSRP all the way, and very few even coming in...

    Still reading manual, learning how to take care of our first turbo, etc. Will gladly share any impressions, if wanted.

    Our dealer, Flatirons Acura/Subie, in Boulder, said their Subie rep was in yesterday and "Had no knowledge" of any of the special offers I have seen reference to on this board. Hmmmm....What do you make of that? We're previous Subie owners, also here in Rocky Mtn. region...

    This board has been a big help-Helped me discern that our Legacy was not yet built when the side airbag thing came up. Thanks to to hit the road. (sorry for long post, but yesterday ended 5 months of waiting!!!)

  • mfhmfh Posts: 37
    the $500 above invoice deal at Stevens Creek through end of June. Sounds alright, except that "invoice" there seems higher than what Ive seen online.

    Just in case, you were ready to make the deal.
  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    Yeah, I heard about the Stevens Creek offer. However, I don't trust that dealership for a minute. I'd gladly pay more and go to a dealership that I trust.

    I just received a call from Santa Cruz Subaru. My Legacy GT Ltd Wagon (5EAT) is due in on July 12th! So I have a few weeks to make up my mind.

  • mfhmfh Posts: 37
    Good for you. I'm having transaction-phobia, it stems from some deep-rooted problem in my bank account!

    Where are you going to take your car to be serviced?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Ken: you should have purchase *that* car, the one you drove. You should still consider doing that, IMO.

    Tell her congrats Steve. GT LTD sedan manual, boy that's a fun combo! Nice color too.

  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 679
    Since the W8 Passat wagon is discontinued I have been considering what will replace it in a year or so. Tried the Bean and found the new six to be very pleasant...adequate linear acceleration, smooth trans, low sound levels, BUT much rougher ride and poorer handling than my W8.

    Then drove the GT wagon which to my surprise rode better than the Bean even with the low profile tires. Handling was superb. However, I think hesitation followed by breakneck accel would be very hard to live with in Chicago's heavy, closely spaced traffic. Bottom line: If my W8 were stolen or totaled, the Bean (or preferably VDC) might be the only choice available. Too bad when Subaru was polling for opinion on engine choice for the GT most said they wanted the turbo.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    FWIW, Subaru is field testing an H6 with a 6 speed manual in a Spec B Legacy (in Germany).

    The turbos mate up nicely to the manual trannies.

  • andmoonandmoon Posts: 320
    what is spec b, c, etc?
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    The Legacy 3.0 Spec-B is a 250 HP H-6, 6-speed manual (STi tranny), with 215/45x18 (not 17) tires, Bilstein shocks, and reportedly will be on sale in Europe this fall in both sedan and wagon.

  • andmoonandmoon Posts: 320
    thanks Bob

  • c_hunterc_hunter Posts: 4,487
    Congratulations on the new GT sedan!! I'd like to see pictures of it if you get the chance at some point.

  • zmanzman Posts: 200
    We just put in the order--and a deposit. August delivery of OB-XT Limited (5-speed) Atlantic Blue/Gray Opal. $500 over invoice.

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    Man, people are really flocking to these new Legacys and Outbacks! :)

  • salbaby1972salbaby1972 Posts: 165
    I wanna flock to, but gotta wait 12 months or so... :( Congrats too all with the new Subies. I envy all of you!
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Hmm Spec B might do it for me in sedan config...

  • jwatsjwats Posts: 72
    At the moment, there is such a price premium for hybrids that there is no reasonable payback--which restricts appeal to a limited group. If volumes go up, then prices can be reduced, but until prices are reduced volume will be limited--my own guess is that it would take another one dollar per gallon to really fuel the hybrid craze which I don't think is likely in the next couple of years. So I wouldn't lose sleep yet--there are many better things to worry about if you wish to worry!
  • goneskiiangoneskiian Posts: 381
    Just thought I'd chime in to say I'm up at about 850 miles or so on my GT Ltd. Wagon 5MT and I'm still LOVING IT! ;-)

    I've yet to go over it with the clay bar and a coat of Klasse AIO but it's been pretty hot up here in the PNW for the last couple weeks. I know, at this rate I'll never make the OCD club. Oh well, I've never professed to being the OCD type.

    I have had it tinted though. I'll post some pics in the crew photo section. Looks very sharp!

  • kenskens Posts: 5,869

    Yeah, but the one I drove had 28 miles on it already and it wasn't even PDIed. THAT would make me worry.

    Actually, for some strange reason, my worries about the 5MT and 5EAT have calmed down a bit perhaps in part to the positive experience from yesterday. Yeah, so it won't be uber-fast off the line, but it'll be plenty fast and smooth. :-)

    Still planning on taking delivery on the week of July 12 if nothing else changes.

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